Lee Lau and Sharon Bader have been making their mark on the North Shore since the late ’90s. Their collective influence runs from helping get the NSMBA’s ball rolling in ’97, to heading the organization in the era of 50 pound tanks, to today, where they both toil away at projects with more than just their own interests in mind. While their roles in the realm of trails and advocacy are no longer official, you can bet they’re out there making a difference nonetheless.
Seb was more than animated about the topics at hand. Advocacy efforts may not be glamorous, but they are important in the history of a trail network.
Sharon wanted to take us to a bridge on Mt. Seymour’s Bridle Path, a Shore XC loop staple, that was installed during her time as President. Recently the land manager covered the span in tar paper as the surface was beginning to get slippery, but the NSMBA’s plaque is still there.
Bridle is an all-weather Shore trail, and in some places it resembles a Roman road. Rocked in trails are not the norm these days, but they can’t be faulted for their longevity.
Bridle, like the horse-steering implement, not bridal as in wedding gown. This trail’s history goes deeper than mountain biking, but riders have done a lot of ground work on the trail over the years.
The ever-prepared Matt Dennison.
Seb, aka Matt’s gopher.
Pink on everything. To each her own…
Sharon and Lee proudly wear the badges of the places they’ve visited, this sticker from a recent trip to Switzerland.
Ready to roll. If you’re looking for Lee and Sharon, they’re out ski touring for the winter, but you can bet they’ll be riding lots this summer…
Have you run into Lee and Sharon on the trails? Maybe back in the wild west?
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